First ghost walk planned in Hanoverton
HANOVERTON - The first ghost walk of the 2014 season begins at 8:15 p.m. today at the rear of the Spread Eagle Tavern. Cost is $8 for adults and free for 12 and under (cash only). The ghost walk to the cemetery is approximately 90 minutes long. Reservations may be made by calling 330-223-1853 or 330-205-5103.
Wednesday Night Bingo set at Saxon Club
SALEM - Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for the Wednesday Night Bingo at the Saxon Club, 1980 state Route 9. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m.
The kitchen will be open featuring beef tips and noodles dinners with a vegetable and mashed potatoes and gravy. Assorted sandwiches and desserts are also available along with free coffee.
Proceeds will be directed to the Saxon Club Scholarship Fund which benefits youth from the entire area, not just Salem. For more information contact Annette Jermolenko at 234-564-5964.
Garage sale planned at First Friends gym
SALEM - The "Gems in the Gym" garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 in the air-conditioned gym at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.
Red Cross swim lessons begin in July
SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of the American Red Cross Swim Lesson program on Mondays from July 7 through July 17. Six learn to swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.
New business start-up workshop offered
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new business start-up workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at the chamber office at 713 E. State St. Joe Belinsky, an instructor from the Small Business Development Center of Kent State University-Tuscarawas will teach the session. Topics will include how to start a business, how to operate a business, business and financial planning, and market demand and financing. There is a $20 materials fee. Registration is required at email@example.com or 330-337-3473.
Safety Day planned at Berlin Lake June 28
BERLIN TWP. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting its eighth annual Safety Day at Berlin Lake's Mill Creek Campground Day Use Area. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28. There will be 10 different safety related stations. These stations will consist of game stations and agency stations. Some of the game stations will include: a life ring toss, a boating safety obstacle course, and a hypothermia demonstration. The agencies that are scheduled to participate in the event as of now include: Berlin Center Fire Department, Mahoning County Sheriff's Department, Portage County Fire Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. A STAT Medivac life-flight helicopter is scheduled to land. For more information contact Park Ranger Steve Rutkowski at 330-547-3781 or Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free diabetes support group to meet
SALEM - Community members facing the challenges of diabetes can gain encouragement and tips for managing their disease during a free diabetes support group provided by Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC).
The next session of the SRMC Adult Diabetes Support Group will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 10 in the hospital's private dining room. Guest speaker Heather Young of the Salem Community Center will present "The Importance of Exercising with Diabetes."
Meetings are free and open to people with diabetes or their family members. Topics of discussion include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complications; self-monitoring; diet and nutrition; exercise and medication. To register for the adult diabetes support group, or for more information, call 330-332-7707.
South Range BOE to meet June 30
BEAVER TWP. - The South Range Local school board will meet in special session at 7 a.m. June 30 at the board offices, 11300 Columbiana-Canfield Road, for the purposes of adjusting final appropriations, and adopting FY15 temporary appropriations. The board will also consider a necessity resolution to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot for a new emergency levy and consider the employment of public employees.